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Children with G6PD Deficiency are still safe to be vaccinated: MoH

HealthCOVID-19Children with G6PD Deficiency are still safe to be vaccinated: MoH

The Covid-19 cases in Brunei Darussalam continue to plummet, with 40 new cases recorded yesterday, bringing the national confirmed cases to 13,782. 

During the press conference, the Ministry of Health (MoH) shared that there were 24 additional new cases to 8 of the existing active clusters who were previously close contacts with several positive cases. 

No new clusters were reported, and one cluster, Bukit Beruang Ops Cluster, was officially closed following no new cases for 28 days. This brings the total active clusters to 183.

Sixteen new unknown cases are still being investigated to determine the source of the infection.

Meanwhile, the country continues to record a rising number of recoveries, with 158 individuals having recovered, bringing the total of recovered cases to 12,603 cases.

Whereas the total number of active cases is 1,085 cases, of which six cases in Category 5 are currently being treated at the Intensive Care Unit, which requires the assistance of artificial ventilation, and one case requires the help of the additional heart/lung machine (ECMO).

Eighteen of other cases in Category 4 are under close monitoring and require oxygen assistance.

In the past 24 hours, a total of 4,766 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 533,431 tests.

Current status on the National Vaccination Programme

A total of 7,257 individuals were successfully inoculated against the Covid-19 infection on November 6.

To date, under the National Vaccination Programme, a total of 355,420 individuals (82.7%) have received the first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, meanwhile, 285,301 (66.3%) individuals have been fully vaccinated.

The Mobile Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic

Under the Mobile Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic, which was held at the Pengkalan Batu Health Centre, a total of 244 individuals have successfully received their Covid-19 vaccine, of which 13 individuals were administered at their homes. 

The mobile clinic was held from November 5 to 7, targeting the residents of Mukim Pengkalan Batu and its surroundings.

Restriction violators receive fined

NIne violations of the directive nationwide were issued with compound fines, where 7 of them were found violating the out-of-house restriction from 8 PM to 4 AM on the 34th day of the Operasi Pulih.

Students Covid-19 Vaccination Campaign 

A vaccination campaign for adolescents aged 12-17 years old is starting today, yet, some parents are hesitant due to the health condition of their children.

The Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar responded to the question raised on the safety of children with G6PD Deficiency to get vaccinated.

For children diagnosed with G6PD Deficiency, the Minister assured that they are safe to receive the vaccine.

Unsure parents can seek advice or refer to the Doctor in charge at the respective vaccination centres concerning the children’s health condition without going to the hospital.

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